Some good news for star Flyers rookie d-man Shayne Gostisbehere — he’ll be hitting the ice very soon.
Gostisbehere, who finished second to Chicago’s Artemi Panarin for this year’s Calder Trophy, expects to resume skating next week after undergoing mid-May surgery to repair the labrum in his right hip and bilateral lower-abdominal muscle tears.
“I feel good,” Gostisbehere said, per NHL.com. “It’s been about eight weeks now. I feel good. Just getting back to it. I’m going out of town for a week here, but when I get back I can finally get on the ice. It’ll be good.”
The 23-year-old’s original window for recovery was 10-12 weeks. Based on how well he’s healed thus far, he should have no problems being ready for Flyers training camp in the fall, and is still gunning to represent Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Gostisbehere burst onto the scene this season, scoring 46 points in 64 games. His 17 goals were the most by a rookie blueliner since Dion Phaneuf scored 20 for Calgary 10 years ago.